15 Ukrainian govt. troops killed in clashes

15 Ukrainian govt. troops killed in clashes

PanARMENIAN.Net - Ukrainian army units which had been trapped by pro-Russian armed men on the border with Russia broke out of the blockade on Friday, Aug 8 and rejoined government forces, but 15 soldiers and border guards were killed in the operation, the Ukrainian military said, according to Reuters.

Military sources quoted by Ukrainian media said Ukrainian units had been effectively encircled by the militias on a section of the border with Russia south of the town of Luhansk and east of the main regional city of Donetsk.

After government forces opened up an escape corridor, the trapped units were able to force their way out, military sources quoted by the media said.

"Seven service staff and eight border guards were killed and 79 injured," military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told journalists.

The latest military deaths push the death toll among government forces alone to more than 400.

 Top stories
It is time that Turkey is expelled from NATO and its leaders are brought to justice for their role in these heinous crimes, the publisher says.
The resolution calls on UN member states "that have the capacity to do so to take all necessary measures" against IS.
The body of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, was found in the building in the chaotic, bloody raid in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis.
An EU official said Paris “will be in contact bilaterally with member states in the coming hours and days to specify the support it requires.”
Partner news